...First Aid Made Easy
...First Aid Made Easy

Book a Course

What's new?

look out for the New Resus guidelines this october

Important HSE regulation changes

read here

Where to find us:

First Aid and More

Technology House

Lissadel Street

Salford, Manchester

M6 6AP


Phone: 0161 211 3484

              07888666368

 

Email: info@firstaidandmore.co.uk 

 

Or use our contact form.

What's new?

We Will be holding FREE CPR classes on this day!! contact us for more details.

Your Hands could save a loved ones life

16 October 2014
european restart a heart day
Raising Cardiac Arrest Awareness

our new paediatric refresher training video

Millie's Trust


Millie's Trust has been established following the loss of Millie in a choking incident at nursery in October 2012.

As parents, we believe that first aid should be an essential part of your knowledge whether you are a parent or the carer of a child.. We want to help people feel confident about administering first aid if you ever find yourself in a situation that you need to use it in.

Visit us here

Resuscitation Council News

changes to first aid regulation

 

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Important Changes to First Aid Training Regulation

 

You may be aware that following a recent government review, changes are taking place to remove the direct approval of first aid training providers by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This significant change is expected to happen in October 2013, subject to final HSE Board and ministerial approval. 

 

 

What does this mean for employers?

 

When the proposed changes take effect, the responsibility of ensuring the quality of first aid training moves to you, the employer. Draft guidance published by the HSE covers six pages of due diligence (reasonable investigation) that an employer should undertake if they choose unregulated first aid training. This includes checks on the competency of trainers, internal quality assurers and more.

 

 

**Now here is the good news…**

 

If your first aiders undertake Regulated First Aid Qualifications (national qualifications accredited by an Ofqual or SQA recognised Awarding Organisation), the guidance is clear that you do not have to undertake any of this lengthy due diligence process. 

 

In short, Regulated Qualifications have the “Ofqual” or “SQA” logo on certificates, so a HSE inspector will accept this for the purposes of the first aid regulations. No due diligence evidence will be required. 

 

We have been proactive in addressing these changes, so First Aid and More is already a registered centre with Qualsafe Awards, a leading Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation in first aid. We are already delivering the new regulated qualifications with very positive feedback from students. 

 

Regulated First Aid Qualifications are not only accepted by the HSE right now - you can be confident that they will meet your future legal requirements too. 

 

So sit back and relax… your first aiders are already receiving the new “platinum standard” in first aid training, from a training company that you trust.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Kevin Walker

 

Useful Links:

HSE acceptance of Regulated Qualifications: www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/whats-new/approval-first-aid-training.htm 

Qualsafe Awards: www.qualsafeawards.org 

Qualsafe Awards Regulated First Aid at Work Qualification: http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/600_7621_5 

Qualsafe Awards Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification: http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/600_7620_3 

HSE regulation change proposals: www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/proposed-changes-first-aid-regulations.htm 


Expanded business hours

We've changed our business hours to serve you better. We provide courses on Saturday for your convenience.

 

Print Print | Sitemap
© First Aid and More